• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Missouri

Greene and Christian Counties
The main (northern) land route of the Trail of Tears passes directly through the Springfield, Missouri area, where Missouri State University is located. In 2006, the university’s Center for Archeological Research signed a Challenge Cost Share Program agreement to: (1) use U.S. General Land Office maps to locate and verify the location of the Trail of Tears right-of-way for various section line points in the Springfield area, (2) underwrite archeological work and a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) study at Bell Tavern, a Trail of Tears camp, and (3) display specific project results on a series of interpretive exhibit panels. Report: Archeology, History, and Geoscience of Trail of Tears Sites in Greene and Christian Counties, Missouri, Holly Jones, May 2008.

To learn more about this project, contact the the NPS NATIONAL TRAILS INTERMOUNTAIN REGION at e-mail us

 
MO Green & Christain counties
Using ground-penetrating radar

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

President Andrew Jackson began to aggressively implement a broad policy of Indian removal in the 1830s. This policy, combined with the discovery of gold on Cherokee land in northern Georgia in 1828, led to their removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.